“Odd markings, ellipses fuel doubts about the rough transcript of Trump’s Ukraine call”

WaPo:

But the whistleblower complaint that spurred the investigation described an “official word-for-word transcript” of the call — words closely matching the ones used by Trump on Wednesday — creating uncertainty about what was included in the document the White House released last week and what may have been left out.


Current and former U.S. officials studying the document pointed to several elements that, they say, indicate that the document may have been handled in an unusual way.


Those include the use of ellipses — punctuation indicating that information has been deleted for clarity or other reasons — that traditionally have not appeared in summaries of presidential calls with foreign leaders, according to the current and former officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the elaborate, non-public process.

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